Open space lovers rejoice. The City of Hoboken announced that it has entered into an agreement with the owners of a property at 1st Street and Jackson Street to demolish a derelict building damaged by fire in 2012 and to give the City a 20-year open space easement on two lots located across the street from that property to create a new park.
Here’s a Google maps view of the area as it now exists:
The full details and particulars are contained in the press release copied below. But we couldn’t be more for tearing down decrepit buildings and replacing them with open space or newer, greener construction. Cities crumble when blight becomes rampant. We thank our Mayor and city council for working towards improving Hoboken and making it a better place to live.